Harn SOLO takes on "Another Galaxy" and recruits New Orleans producers Prospek, Billy Topps, DJ Yamin and Fig 8 to create an innovative sound without boundaries.
The artist's progressive approach to music is balanced by DJ Yamin's fundamental scratching techniques; giving the project an edgy, yet familiar style.
The Greener Side of Hip Hop says, "Harn SOLO will straight up flex on you with his superior rhyme skills AND he also doubles as The Fearless Leader of The Star Wars Lyrical Dojo - so pay attention young wordsmiths, pay attention - and enjoy!"
"Traveling Man", the most recent effort from the continuously creative Harn SOLO, is more than just a title. SOLO’s eleventh creative endeavor, Traveling Man tells the tale of a young music fan from Southern California that chased his dreams to New Orleans before stopping in his current locale of Denver. Those familiar with the past releases from Harn SOLO will not be disappointed to see imaginative boundaries continued to be pushed; something that is lacking in today’s mainstream music. More than a rapper, but rather an artist, Harn SOLO has added another masterpiece to his collection with Traveling Man.
After his recent relocation from New Orleans to Denver, Harn linked up with recording engineer Jonathan Klein to document the experience. Assisting with the overall transportation theme, Traveling Man features airplane and train audio clips handpicked from creative partner Caliobzvr. The graphic design for the release was conceptualized by Elespee of Guerilla Publishing Company - NYC.
Reaching Higher Records presents Harn SOLO and Caliobzvr's first single "The Rap Race" from their upcoming EP "The Experiment" due early Summer. Moving in a progressive direction, the song enlists producer Dreaux 228 to create a dramatic and fast paced musical backdrop.
The west coast natives have earned increasing reception in the hip-hop community by releasing impressive individual albums. Harn SOLO's "Perfect Picture" received national attention as a new music critique in Los Angeles magazine Music Connection. Whereas Caliobzvr's conceptual project "The Untrained Eye" gained support from New York publishing company GPNYC.
Solo & Cali's "The Experiment" looks to build on their creative momentum featuring producers Pro Prospek, Crescent Kingz and Dreaux 228. Their new school approach to making music is balanced with the lyrical prowessness of emcees from the golden era of hip-hop.
One of the hardest workers in the hip-hop game, New Orleans underground Picasso Harn SOLO drops his sixth album, "Perfect Picture". Forming strong partnerships with talented producers Pro Prospek and CZA of Crescent Kingz, the trio merge together to tint a detailed layered sonic portrait. Reflecting influences from the West Coast, the South and the ever-enduring 90's decade of golden hip-hop, even with Harn vacillating between a fast trip and slower, deliberate melodic flow, several listens are required to catch the clever word play that naturally add shadows and texture to the collective painting.
Lyriqs da Lyraciss, a guest on the album, appears memorably on one of the album brush strokes, "Star Gazing". Paying tribute to his current city on "Louis Armstrong", it's obvious this song mirrors the unique spirit of a legendary music town. Hitting his stride and reflecting confident growth on the other highlights,"The Future" and the title track, his "Wild Style" is infectious. Standing back from the "Perfect Picture", the listener will view the canvas chock full of inventive swirls and impressive reverbs.
Crediting New Orleans for the artist's creative renaissance Nola.com says, "The musician is passionate about the community and its people, a love distinctly illustrated in his lyrics and the local images that are depicted in his music videos. Cleary, he seems to have found his soul in the Crescent City".